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Iggy Azalea New Song ‘Team’ Cover Art Revealed

Iggy-Azalea-Team-Artwork[1]Iggy Azalea has revealed the cover art for her new single “Team.” The track will be released later this month. On the colorful cover she rocked a baseball cap as she reps for her team.

The Australian blonde bombshell is is also currently working on her sophomore album, Digital Distortion. That project is set to arrive sometime this year and will feature the single “Team.” The new single will be released on March 18.

“Hi everyone…. #10DaysTilTEAM so i thought i should share the ArtWork with you all,” she wrote on Twitter.

“Heading back today to make some color correction notes and im excited to watch it again! hahaha,” she added.

Iggy Azalea released her debut album The New Classic in 2014 and received mix reviews from that project. She did score a few hits from that LP including “Change Your Life” featuring TIP and “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora. She also collaborated with dancehall star Mavado on the single.

Last year there were a lot of rumors that Iggy Azalea has parted ways with T.I.’s Grand Hustle label following a fallout between the two. Sources say the Atlanta rapper has grown tired of Iggy constantly getting into beefs with other rappers on Twitter, as well as, her regular controversial statements.

The Aussie rapper denied those rumors stating that she is still a member of the label.

Iggy Azalea is currently engaged to her NBA boyfriend Nick Young. The couple is expected to get married sometime this year.

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Kanye West Tweet 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne ‘ColleGrove’ Album Cover

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne are definitely serious about dropping their joint album “ColleGrove” very soon. The duo announced last month that the album was coming and now things are […]

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Empire I gets major ‘COVER GIRL’ endorsement

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International recording artiste Empire I has landed a major corporate endorsement with Cover Girl Makeup using the instrumental of ‘Passion’, one of her songs in a series of 5 ‘how to makeup tutorials’ commercials for the brand. The series of commercials is now airing worldwide, and are also available on youtube. This song charted top ten on NRJ radio in Quebec, Canada.
“They like working with me because it is easy, I am one of the few females in the urban pop landscape that owns the masters to my music. I own my publishing, when you see Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Pink in Cover Girl commercials, you never hear their song because they never wrote it or the songs were written in a big committee where everyone has a piece of the pie. In these cases to get permission to use the music, it would literally take years, so they come to me as a one stop shop because I own all my masters,” she said.

Empire I is known for songs such as “Come With Me’, ‘Ignite’, ‘Nana Power’, ‘Get Up On It’, ‘Passion’, ‘Bang Bang’, and ‘La Pongo”

She has had song placements in ​numerous ​network and cable shows and her music has been used in advertisements for Cover Girl makeup featuring Queen Latifah and Drew Barrymore. She recently landed another successful placement in HBO’s popular comedy series, ‘Girls’, with her single, ‘Get Up On It’, being used in the promotional ads for the upcoming season starting February 24th 2016 (Clink the link at http://youtu.be/Q-ehvqJjiec ). Movies and videos games are all on her long list of collaborations with her catalogue.

Born in Wales to a Moroccan father and British mother, she was raised in Morocco. At age 7 she moved to Montreal, where she lived with her 2 brothers, mother, and Ugandan/Yemeni stepfather.

At the age of 16, Empire I moved to Costa Rica for school and began a four-year trip around the world, living with small and marginalised communities. Her love for music and anthropology led her to visit and live in 30 different countries, and to eventually put her experiences to music.

Since 2012 Empire I has been collaborating with a variety of producers in and out of Jamaica including Truckback, Jam 2, J. Hennessy, Sam Diggy, Frassman Brilli and Rebel Camp Entertainment and Got It Records “Scheme Up” riddim.

Watch out for Empire I new video for the single “Confidence” on the Cartwheel Riddim which was released in January and racked up thousands of views since its release as well as getting posted to World Star Hip Hop front page.

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Should Computer Science Education Cover More Than Coding?

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President Obama wants kids to learn to code.

So much so, he’s pledged billions of dollars to teach them.

[Related: #CodedWithLove, From Google]

“Now we have to make sure all our kids are equipped for the jobs of the future—which means not just being able to work with computers, but developing the analytical and coding skills to power our innovation economy,” he said in his radio address on Jan. 30.

And adults are looking to learn, too. Coding academies, or “boot camps,” are cropping up across the country, promising to teach students to code in a few months or even a few weeks.

But computers are not just about coding. There’s also a lot of theory—and science—behind technology. And those theoretical concepts form the basis of much of computer science education in colleges and universities.

Lisa Singh, an associate professor at Georgetown University, stands behind that theoretical approach.

“We now need to train everybody to understand the basics of computer science,” she says, “and I don’t equate it to just coding. I equate it to principles of thinking.”

There are ways of approaching problems, for example, or of structuring data, that help students program more effectively and more thoughtfully.

If coding boot camps may downplay the theory, though, Singh admits that many university classes are heavy on it.

At Georgetown, classes in cybersecurity or data structures train computer science majors how to use mathematical proofs to solve problems and to understand the limitations of their solutions.

Singh doesn’t think that non-majors need to cover all of these concepts. But there’s a certain way of approaching computers, something she calls “algorithmic thinking,” that she thinks every student should learn. She wants to teach them to break problems down into a series of steps, an approach that requires some theoretical knowledge.

At the end of their education, she thinks students should know, “what the heck is an algorithm and why do I care about an algorithm,” she says.

Read more at NPR Ed.

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